SilverStone Technology Temjin 5by Purav Sanghani on August 25, 2004 12:05 AM EST
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External Design (cont.)Moving to the right side of the bezel, we see how deep it protrudes, about 2.5". This thick casing provides a cover for the hardware used for the LCD temperature display and the auxiliary ports, which are located on the right side of the case.
The TJ05 is the first case that we have seen with the USB, audio, and FireWire ports on the side of the chassis instead of the front. This design helps the façade keep its sleek look without the clutter of various components that may distract us from the main theme. There are 2 audio ports, one for mic and one for headphones, and 1 FireWire port. In addition to those, SilverStone has added 2 USB ports to the standard 2 ports, which we see on most other cases. This helps expand the possibilities of adding more devices on the fly. All of these ports sit flush to further reduce their visibility when looking at the TJ05 from the front.
On the left side of the bezel resides a key lock for the bezel. When unlocked, the entire bezel opens to the right to show the wiring, intake fan filter, a 3V CR2032 Lithium Ion battery for the LCD display, and the mountings for each component shown through to the front of the bezel.
We saw this key lock feature as being unnecessary, since there are no security features to prevent access to the inside of the TJ05.
The left side panel is secured to the case by using either thumbscrews or the plastic locks, which slide up and down to lock in the panel. When in the "lock" position, a stopper protrudes from the fixture to keep the panel from sliding back. This is another great tool-less feature that increases the overall attractiveness of the TJ05. There is also a grill to allow air circulation to the inside if fans were to be mounted in that area.
The right side panel is secured to the TJ05 using traditional hex-nut Phillips head screws. To keep the theme going, SilverStone should have either used thumbscrews or implemented the same locking mechanisms on this panel.